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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tingle, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some eggs on day 22, this morning a couple were cracked and cheeping, one is out about 5 hours ago but looks weak and still isnt up although it is a big chick (lavendar orps)4 have a beak sticking out for about 4/5 hours but dont seem any further on,2 are cheeping but not made any cracks how long should I leave them is this normal I would hate to loose them if I could help Thanks
     
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not sure, but will bump you up. I say leave them alone and give them enough humidity.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    If it was me I wouldnt open the bator. Opening the bator lets the dry air get to the eggs. They seem to take thier sweet time. They will more than likely be just fine.
     
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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Chicks take 24 hours or longer from pips to zipping out. They rest after zipping out of the shells it's hard work. Give him a few hours to rest and fluff.
     
  5. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks All is that a picture of an ANDALUSIAN?
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:My Avatar? That's one of my Blue Orpington roosters.
     

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